State and Regional News

Rural teachers seek creative ways to boost STEM education

JEFFERSON CITY — Sophie Chambers was learning just how far behind her school was falling.
Chambers, a teacher in the Chillicothe school district, had attended several state and national conferences and had seen what was possible.

Missouri is becoming a Technology First State for individuals with disabilities

Today, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a “Tech Fest” to showcase the announcement of Missouri becoming a Technology First state.  The event will be held at the Public Library, 711 Clark Street, Cape Girardeau. This initiative encourages the understanding and use of technology in lieu of direct support staffing, which improves the quality of life for some individuals needing services.  It also increases an individual’s safety and health and promotes independence.

Can Missouri regulate drones? It's up in the air

BY KYRA HAAS, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The Federal Aviation Administration considers drones aircraft, but a prospective drone pilot doesn’t necessarily need a license to take flight. One impulsive online purchase can be all that stands between that person and the open sky.

Tax credits for film companies hope to bring Missouri its next 'Gone Girl'

By Galen Bacharier, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — In Cape Girardeau, you can take a few different “driving tours” of the city. One of them shows off the Civil War landmarks, and another details the Lewis and Clark trail.